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  1. What European people were first to sight and chart parts of Australia?

  2. What loss prompted Britain to establish settlements in Australia?

  3. What was Van Diemen's Land renamed in 1856?

  4. The first of these "rushes" happened in 1851.

  5. For what does Anzac stand?

  6. Many regard the defeat of the Anzac forces at ---------- in World War I to be the birth of the nation.

  7. The capital, ----------, is an entirely planned city outside of any state, similar to Washington, D.C.

  8. In a 1999 referendum, 55% of voters rejected a proposal to become a ----------.

  9. In 2010, Julia Gillard became Australia's first female ----------.

ANSWERS:

  1. Netherlands (Dutch)

  2. Loss of its American colonies

  3. Tasmania

  4. Gold rush

  5. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

  6. Gallipoli

  7. Canberra

  8. Republic

  9. Prime minister

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